The process of automatizing business, industrial, financial and services-related activities is increasingly being adopted by companies around the world to reduce costs, and raise quality and productivity. There are estimates that predict that around half of jobs in the US and the EU are at risk due to robotization and/or automatization. In addition, demographic transformations, especially population aging and changing life-styles, require that countries design and implement public policies that address the economic, social security and public health challenges related to the future of their labor force.

The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute has partnered with Dinámica Plataforma, a consulting company focused on stakeholder management, to develop a social intervention project in the Huasco Valley, located in the region of Atacama in Northern Chile.

A fellowship gift from the Rambourg Foundation of Tunisia will cover the full cost of attendance for one student each year over a period of five years.

Journalist Igor Stokfiszewski reflects on the cultural crisis underpinning the growth of rightwing populist movements in Europe. This article based on his intervention at the conference "L'Europe face au populisme" which took place at the Paris Center on Oct. 2-3, 2017.

On January 13, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing successfully held an art exhibition for oil painters Mr. Jian Wang, Ms. Jin Li, and Abigale Wang, an undergraduate student at Columbia University's Columbia College, showcasing some of their signature paintings. A public lecture was included during the exhibition.

Five Chilean companies are participating in the 2018-2019 version of the Columbia Business School’s Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Latin America (ECLA), which targets entrepreneurs from mid-sized Latin American companies seeking to expand and better compete in today’s global environment. The program consists of six modules, the first of which took place on Campus in New York on January 3-12. It included sessions on the foundations of international business and problem solving featuring top faculty members from the Business School.

Columbia alumnus and architect Robert Grace announces the launch of the École Libre d'architecture (ELa) at the Paris Center from May 1-24, 2018.

AMMAN — France is willing to become one of the new honest brokers  in the Middle East especially after the wave of condemnation and regional tensions rooted from President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, French Ambassador to Jordan David Bertolotti told the audience in a packed auditorium at the Columbia Global Centres on Sunday during a lecture titled “Does the Middle East need a new honest broker?”. 

A riveting account of the months before and after Stalin’s death in March of 1953 was the focus of the last lecture of the series on the 100 years of the Russian Revolution organized by the Santiago Center in association with three local universities. The presentation included a tale of the plotting by Beria, Malenkov, Khrushchev and other “comrades in arms” to take power after the dictator’s passing as well as of the failure of President Dwight Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles to match the Kremlin’s conciliatory gestures.

L’universitaire Safwan Masri soutient, dans un entretien au « Monde », que la transition démocratique tunisienne s’explique par des facteurs endogènes difficilement reproductibles.

On January 6, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing successfully hosted an alumnae gathering event for Barnard College. This event brought together alumnae representing different backgrounds and industries to connect with each other, to reminisce about their school days, and to share their learning and experiences along with career advice to current students. 

A delegation from Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), led by  Gisela Winckler, a researcher at LDEO and adjunct professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEE) traveled to Chile in early January to participate in a workshop entitled "The Role of Dust in Climate Change: A biogeochemistry perspective". 

On January 5, 2018, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing and Columbia University's 2018 SIPA China Delegation co-hosted the 2018 SIPA China Delegation X Alumni Night. This is the second year the Beijing Center supports SIPA Delegation after the Innovator’s Night panel in 2017.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in partnership with Columbia University, will be holding the third regional cultural heritage workshop, The Future of the Past: Addressing the Cultural Heritage Crisis in Iraq and Syria.